Date: 30 June 1997

Name: Robert M. Roland
My gggrandparents are Chester HEINER and Caroline Bechtold Heiner, my ggrandparents are Silas Humphrey Roland and Mary Heiner. I am looking for the record of the marriage of Silas and Mary and the birth of their three children, Bessie, Delphia, and Robert Junior (Dec.,1885). Chester and Caroline are buried in the Stewartsville Cemetery.

Date: 16 June 1997

Name: Doug Branch
Seeking info on fowllowing families - John and Susanna McQUINN branch, John Franklin Marion and Elizabeth Ritchie SHARP, Marshall and Sabray McQuinn. In 1860's all lived in or near Union Star. Mo. Some are buried in Union Star Cemetery. Would like to link with anyone researching these families.

Date: 1 June 1997

Name: Janice Kelsey
Family notes say that one of my KLOUCHEK gggrandmothers was buried near Union Star, DeKalb County, MO. The information is hard to read and I think it says Oak Grove Cemetery. I placed a query and lookup request for Oak Grove Cemetery, near Union Star in Missouri ROOTS-L and was told this person couldn't find a cemetery by that name. I thought that there might be a cemetery by that name, but that it had been abandoned or that those looking were mistaken. One person suggested the name of the cemetery was Ogle Grove.
This gggrandmother would have come from Bohemia, b. ca 1824 d. after 1866. Husband's name would have been Frantisek or Frank. I haven't been able to locate a census record for this family, but know they were living in DeKalb County prior to 1880. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: 28 May 1997

Name: Sandra B. Terry
SMITH, George W. married Martha A. McVEY in 1877 at the home of Samuel W. SMITH in Stewartville, Dekalb Co., Missouri. Samuel is my great grandfather. I am looking for information to confirm that this is the right George W. Smith . I think I found his father George W. SMITH on the 1860 census in Gentryville, Gentry Co. Mo. GEORGE age 30 (1830) and born in Tenn. MARTHA age 26 born in Ky. They have the following children:
JOHN 8 SAMUEL 6 (the right age as he was born in 1854) CAROLINE 4 MARY 2 HARVEY 5 months.

On the 1870 Census he was in Stewartville,Dekalb Co, MO age 42 and a wife named Janie age 31 born in Ill. Children:
JOHN W. 17, SAMUEL 14, ELIVA(NOT READABLE) 14, MARY 12, HARVEY 10, PRICE 8, (The name Price for a boy runs in the family ) MARTHA 4, AMANDA 2.

On the 1880 Census GEORGE was in Stewartville, Dekalb Co., MO with wife MARTHA A. MCVEY SMITH born in Ind. He stated birth place as Tenn on all 3 Census'. Children with them:

Samuel SMITH was born in Gentryville and married Caroline Malinda MCVEY (daughter of James Q. and Malinda BRYSON MCVEY) in Gentryville on 27th of March 1877. Samuel did not talk about his father or family and he moved to Colorado in about 1882. All the above children of George W. SMITH here born in either Gentryville or Stewartville, Missouri. Also, there were SETZER's listed with them. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Date: 25 May 1997

Name: Kirby Wilson
Wish to exchange info with anyone researching surname GROOMS in pre1850 DeKalb Co, especially James Groom(s) listed in the 1840 census.

Date: 25 May 1997

Name: Rose Schmidt
I am looking for my Father's family history. His name is Homer MONTGOMERY. His father was Clarence F. Montgomery. His Mother was Grace Davis. He had two brothers; names are Elmer Montgomery and Robert Pearl Montgomery. My Father's birth date March 30, 1919. He was killed on March 13, 1970. He was born in Mirable, MO. He was raised in Elmira, MO. He worked and lived on a farm in Caldwell, Mo.

I am also looking on doing my Mother's family history too. Her name was Elizabeth Anna MONTGOMERY (KROMEICH). Her father was Lloyd A. KROMEICH. Her mother was Esther Grace Kromeich (CULLUMBER). Her birth date was March 14, 1925. She died July 1965. She was born in Breckenridge, MO. She had a brother whose name was Lloyd A. Kromeich Jr. She had a sister named Margarette Grace Kromeich.

Date: 23 May 1997

Name: Janice VanNatta
Looking for information on Fannie Belle CARSON ,b4 Dec1864, DeKalb Co, MO. She m. Oliver Perry DITTEMORE 27 Feb 1883 in St Joe, MO. My grandmother, Edith b 1888 is their daughter. The CARSONs came from St Joe to DeKalb and then on to Troy, KS where they are buried. I am seeking the other children of Michael Niece CARSON (b 14 Feb 1830) and Talitha BOHANAN, (b 1 Mar 1844). The only one I know about is Fannie Belle.

Date: 23 May 1997

Name: Sharon Allen
Looking for info on Sarah Elizabeth CORBIN, b: 28 Aug 1864 in DeKalb County, MO. Parents, siblings, etc.

Date: 5 May 1997

Name: Kevin W. Daniel
James Quincy DANIEL and his wife Mariam Boone WRIGHT moved to DeKalb County around 1890. He died there 1901 and she 1911 and are buried at the Fairport Cemetery. Several sons resided there and in nearby counties. James Edwin Daniel and spouse Willie Hausen Hunn both lived there and died there. I would like to share info on the Daniel families of DeKalb County and their descendants.

Date: 1 May 1997

Name: Nancy Gerten
Searching for date of death and place of internment for:
Etta Huffman WILLIAMSON SUTTON B: 8-25-1852 in Butler Co. Pa M: J N Williamson Dec. 9 1870 (J N died in 1895 in Dundy county Ne.)

Etta married Walter Sutton after his death and is said to have moved to Weatherby, DeKalb County Missouri. No other info available on her. She was my great Grandmother.
Thank you very much for your assistance. Nancy

Date: 28 April 1997

Name: Don Dakan
Would appreciate information on William DAKAN, born 25 Oct. 1785 in New York state and died 11 June 1867 in Maysville, DeKalb County. Previously lived in Richland and Morrow Counties, Ohio. His wife was Jane (Ross) Dakan, born 1799 in Pennsylvania and died 6 Nov. 1853 in Andrew County, MO. Their children were: John, Elizabeth, Melinda, Suzella, Hiram, Catherine, Lucinda, Neri P., and Caroline. Particularly interested in early history of William and Jane: where born, parents. Thanks for any help and would be happy to share what I have so far.
Don Dakan

Date: 16 April 1997

Name: Joseph C. Fults
Could you please see if you can find any information for us on one Levi PETERSON or his family. The person you may have records about would be his son Walter O. Peterson. We have letters from him in DeKalb County Missouri from 1914. He then moved to Kansas in 1915 from letters we have.

Levi left Ohio in sometime after 1850 and we have no trace of him until he returns in the late 1870s. There are no records of his movement that we can find at this time. Levi's other sons are Ernest, Issac and his wife "Missouri" (maiden name unknown, possibly Clemmens), William, and Obediah (he went by Obed) A.

Walter O. Peterson has a daughter named Emily that married John Garretson and then moved to Soldier, Kansas and opened a general store named Garretson. He also had a younger son named Delmer. Both were born in Ohio.

As you can see they moved around alot, and that has made it hard to track them. If you can get us any information about these people if they were in your county it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Joseph C. Fults

Date: 9 April 1997

Name: Patt Kart Keats
Seeking more information on William Cooper HAYES, B. 11 Nov 1823 Belmont Co. Ohio, D 13 Feb 1889 in Union Star, Dekalb Co. Mo. Married (1)29 Oct 1844 Belmont Co. Ohio to Francis Jane HARVEY, B. 15 Oct 1826, D. 5 Mar 1848 Belmont Co. Ohio. Married 1 Jun 1853 to (2) Aurelia T. HARVEY in Meigs Co. Ohio. She died 9 Sep 1924 Union Star, DeKalb Co. MO.

William C. HAYES served Co. G. 140th Reg't, Ohio National Guard. (Civil War)

1920 Census- DeKalb Co. for Craft H. Hayes with widowed mother and sister in household.

Questions: Are his two wives sisters?? Are there death notices, obits, etc available for any info? Parents? Place of burial? Survivors? Any cousins still in the area? Land records? Don't know what they did or anything about their lives in Missouri.

I will be coming to the area in May 1997. Thank you ahead for any help, Sincerely, Patt

Date: 3 April 1997

Name: Robert Earl Woodham
Looking for records and info on ALL descendants of the TURNAGE family. They settled in DeKalb Co. in the 1800's, coming here from Ray Co.

Date: 2 April 1997

Name: Marylou Dalzell Chapman
I am searching for any information on JAMES M. WITT, b. 1854, and his family members. A daughter of James M., Ellen Katherine (Nellie Kate) WITT, was my grandmother. James had more than one wife; I am not sure which wife was Nellie's mother. Nellie was born in Dekalb County, approx.1883 and died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in the flu epidemic of 1918. James M. moved to Dekalb County from Estill County, KY. This is all the information I have.

Date: 24 March 1997

Name: Jon Norris
Abner Greenberg NORRIS of DeKalb County was married to Rhoda Ann POWELL on Feb. 9, 1879 at Clarksdale, MO. They were married by the groom's father, Rev. Abner Norris. This is all the info I have.

Date: 21 March 1997

Name: G. Nelson
Looking for information on CHENOWETH family in DeKalb County. Daughter Charlotte was born there Oct 5, 1858. Father Gideon died there Dec 11, 1867. Large family lived there during this time and likely from 1840-75, believe in Stewartville. Gideon was married to Mary Magdalena Simmons. His parents were Samuel and Nancy Chenoweth, who may also have gone to DeKalb County from Hardin and Logan Counties Kentucky.

Date: 19 March 1997

Name: Sandy Moss Mumford
I am looking for any information on Henry C. MOSS with wife Sarah, in DeKalb Co. late 1860's to late 1880's. Children of this marriage:
George b. 11 Feb 1844 Ohio,
Thomas A. b. 1845 Ohio,
Eunice Elizabeth 19 Jan 1848 Ohio,
Cynthia Jane b June 1850 Ohio,
Mary E b. 1852 Ohio,
Flora C b. 1854 Ohio,
John N b. 1858 Iowa,
Charles E b. 1859 Iowa,
Viola E b. 18 June 1862 Iowa,
Lillie Belle b. 2 July 1867 Iowa,
Joseph Grant b. 4 Sept 1868 DeKalb Co. Missouri.

Flora C m. Charles Willard Perry on 25 Dec 1870 in Maysville, DeKalb Co.,
Cynthia Jane m. AJ PERRY date unknown but with the same last name of her sisters husband perhaps he was a brother and perhaps they also married in DeKalb Co.?
Charles E m. Lucy Todd 19 Nov 1882 in DeKalb Co. Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Will share any information I have.

Date: 17 March 1997

Name: Bob Huddleston
I am searching for information concerning Daniel T. HUDDLESTON and family.

In the 1870 census, Daniel, age 16, is in Buchanan Co., MO with his uncle, Charles B. HUDDLESTON.

In the 1880 census, Daniel, age 26, is living in DeKalb Co., MO with wife, Mary C., and their children: William, Martha E., and Jessie N.

By 1890, the family had moved to Howell Co., MO.

Any and all information would be appreciated.

Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Bethany McFarland
I am looking for information about Charles and Margaret (McCAUGHTRY) HOBBS. They were married in Beaver Co, PA, 23 Jan 1845. They were living in DeKalb Co, MO, in 1877. The following is an excerpt from a journal written by my great-grandfather Oscar Almon McFARLAND in 1895:

"(In August 1877, Jno. T. Ronayne and I) arrived in Stewartsville, Kalb Co, Missouri, Tuesday morning and that afternoon walked out to Chas. Hobb's place. Mr. Hobbs was a great uncle of mine, having married a sister of grandmother McFarland. Aunts Nina and Maggie had gone to MO that summer or the one previous to teach school and were then staying with Mr. Hobbs' family. We received a warm welcome upon our arrival and were given to understand that we must stay there while in that locality. The family was a very pleasant one and our stay with them was pleasant. During those bright autumn days we had many a fine ride on horseback, that being the usual mode of traveling. We also did some work in the line of hay making, corn cutting, etc. Maggie and Nina secured schools, and I also secured a fall term in a district about one mile south of Stewartsville....After giving up this school we went back to Hobbs for a time. I soon secured another school some seven miles from Uncle Hobbs'....on Friday evenings (I) rode over to Hobbs'....I resigned before the term closed and returned to Iowa in Jan'y or Feb'y."

Date: 24 February 1997

Name: Robert Singleton
I am searching for information on the parents of my great grandfather, J.D. ROBERTS, who was born in De Kalb Co., near Stewartsville in 1861. His parents were Ashford ROBERTS and Sintha (Cynthia) FERRILL. Ashford was born cir. 1823 and Sintha was born cir. 1826. I am looking for a burial location, and believe they may be buried in De Kalb County.

Date: 31 January 1997

Name: Juanice I. Reed
Looking for others researching the family of Jeremiah Jerome BURNS. He was also known as Joe, JJ, Jerry, and Joseph.

Jeremiah Jerome BURNS b 17 May 1829 in MO
d 29 July 1919 in Cloud Co, KS
married 28 April, 1854 in DeKalb Co, MO
Margarett Cain b c1834 in KY
d 11 Aug, 1911 in Cloud Co, KS

He was listed in the 1860 DeKalb Co, MO census with the following children:

Jeremiah W. 5
Hiram J. 3
Elizabeth 5/12

His father Jeremiah M. Burns was living in Daviess Co, MO in 1860.

I have a newspaper article printed at the time of his death that states that he was arrested and held at Fort Leavenworth during the Civil War. He managed to escape with the help of a lady. He was found by Quantrill and his men while trying to get home after his escape. After awhile he managed to escape Quantrill men. He moved to Nebraska City, Otoe Co, NE after that. He moved to Concordia, Cloud Co, KS in 1867 and was instrumental in laying out the streets of that town.

Date: 27 January 1997

Name: Dale Ebersold
Wanting to locate anyone with knowledge of the EBERSOLD migration to the northwest area of Missouri. My line came from Switzerland about 1856, stopping in Muscatine, Iowa for a year before moving up river to Buffalo Co., WI and Wabasha, Co., MN.

I am trying to determine if the large population of EBERSOLD's in Missouri are related to those 200 plus EBERSOLD's living in WI and MN.
Thank you.

Date: 21 January 1997

Name: Eugene Fisher
I am trying to locate a phone number or address for the DeKalb Historical Society. I have a poor copy of a page 381 of a book published by the DeKalb society that lists my family member Harry FISHER. I would like to buy a copy of this book and also see if I can find more informaion of this direct line family member.

I will pay the costs of any information I can get on this person. The article says he is listed in the 1880 DeKalb census. I cannot place this Harry to his parents in OH or Pa.

Please give me a name, address, etc of a resource I might contact. I have been stuck on this for over a year. Thanks Gene

Date: 12 January 1997

Name: Al & Shirley Jewell
Seeking information on the family of Zachary PROVOLT. Have information that he moved abt 1890 to Guthrie, OK.

Date: 12 January 1997

Name: Al & Shirley Jewell
Would like any information on Albert Zachary HUNTER who lived in Cameron, MO. Have letters written to his father dated 1896.

Date: 30 December 1997

Name: Sherry Fleischer 
HARVEY, Newton Jasper and his wife Sophronia Jane HARVEY lived in DeKalb Co., Mo. before moving to St. Joseph, Mo. Their children were Absolem Lemuel, Emma m. ____ WILHELM, Ann Eleanor, James Julian, Sarah m. Howard FLEISCHER, and Newton. Am looking for any information on this family.

Date: 19 December 1997

Name: Roger Thompson 
I am researching the ORCHARD family. I have found where James Orchard married Sarah BARNES on 8/8/1850 in Dekalb Cty but I can not find any Orchards in the 1850 or 1860 Census. Any information will be appreciated.

Date: 9 December 1997

Name: Willie Collins 
I am looking for any information about Marguarite MORGAN, dau. of William MORGAN. She was born Sept. 29, 1861 in Amity, Mo. She married David A. COLLINS Sept 29, 1878. One family story says she could have been related to Frank and Jessie James. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 27 November 1997

Name: Bob Ellis
I am looking for any information about my grandmother Laura HOWARD. She moved from Dekalb County between 1890 and 1900. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Bob Ellis 67 Cedar Court, P.O. Box 396 Athens, Mi. 49011

Date: 14 November 1997

Name: George Gilchrist 
Looking for connections with SMITH and POTTER families of DeKalb County. I have two SMITH lines. My primary SMITH line is descended from Thompson SMITH of DeKalb and Clinton cos. early/mid/late 1800's. My other SMITH line is descended from George SMITH, Lt. Gov of MO 1865-69. He lived on a farm near Cameron, DeKalb Co. The POTTERs I am searching for lived in Clinton and DeKalb counties and there was some intermarriage with the Thompson SMITH branch.

The POTTERs are Descended from Eldrirdge POTTER and his son George Washington T. POTTER.

Date: 3 November 1997

Name: Carrie
I am searching for Thomas REYNOLDS and his wife who was an Indian. He was born in County Kildare Ireland and came to Canada and then into the US and as the story goes, went into Va . where he traded 12 Elk pelts for his Indian wife. They moved to Clark County, Ky where their first child, Elias Thomas Reynolds, was born. The townspeople ran them off and they moved on to Lexington, Ky where other known children John, Henry, Joseph and a daughter Dora were born. Joseph stayed in Ky and is my ggrandfather. Dora died when a child some where in Mo. At one time, in the late 1800s these people are believed to have lived in DeKalb Co., Mo. If any one has knowledge of these people I would appreciate hearing from you.

Date: 31 October 1997

Name: Carol (Rowland) Petersen 
I am searching for information on Absolom and Caroline (ROWLAND) RIGGS and their descendants. They came from Boone Co. to DeKalb Co. @1860 and lived out their lives there. Am willing to share my information with anyone who can help.

Date: 31 October 1997

Name: Carol (Rowland) Petersen 
RIGGS, John W. and wife, Adeline (Rowland), lived in Dallas Twp., DeKalb Co., Mo.. Both died in the early 1900's and are buried in the Riggs Cemetery. I am looking for information on their descendants.

Date: 31 October 1997

Name: J. Steven Bush 
I would like to correspond with persons descended from the family of Robert R. BUSH of Buchanan County and Clarissa WARE BUSH of De Kalb County. She settled in DeKalb county about 1860, the year Robert died. Children include James Franklin BUSH (m. Serena THOMPSON); Caleb Lindsay BUSH; Martha A. BUSH (m. Marion HALSTEAD); Thomas Bulger BUSH; and my great-grandfather Robert Rawlins BUSH (m. Marguerite SHOUSE).

Date: 29 October 1997

Name: Freeman and Pat Bradley
William Anderson WRIGHT and wife Rachel WILLS lived in DeKalb County, in Cameron in 1850s. Several children born there, Rebecca Ann, Laura Emma, John W. B., Stephen A., Abner Thompson, Marie Frances, Elisha Edward perhaps Christopher Lee. William's mother was Priscilla Smith Wright, was she buried there? What are the cemeteries? Rachel Wills may have had sister Mary who married James Potter, Rachel may have had a sister who married a Smith. Cameron seems to sit in DeKalb and Clinton? Any help, info?

Date: 14 October 1997

Name: Terrie Dalrymple 
Robert GRAHAM born abt 1842 near Oak MO., married Sarah Jane HALL 17 Mar 1864 Andrews Co. MO., Lived in Washington township 1870, Sherman township 1880, 1900, 1910, died 1939 St Joseph, Buchanan County. Children:
Martha born abt 1865 Illinois, Robert born Apr 1869 DeKalb County, Caldoria born abt 1867 DeKalb, Bertha Naomi born Aug 1873 DeKalb County, Married David Melton Ginter before 1891,lived Andrews county, Buchannan County., Maude born abt 1877 DeKalb County, Asa C, born Apr 1871 DeKalb County, married Ava?. Artful born abt 1875 DeKalb, Joe born Apr 1884 Dekalb, Sadie born Jan 1882, Callie born Feb 1893, George born 1895, High born Feb 1897.
Would appreciate any info on family.

Date: 12 October 1997

Name: Lana Hiatt -Amos 
I'm the great-grandaughter of Merit Newby HIATT and would like any info about him. His wife was Laura SIMMONS and Merit's father was Anderson HIATT, who is buried near King City, MO. Merit and Laura made their home near and in DeKalb County, MO. Any info about Merit's siblings would be appreciated.

Date: 14 September 1997

Name: Pat King 
Searching for information on the families of John FARRIS and Mary Ann AUTREY. John and Mary Ann were married 25 Sep 1859 in Dekalb Co. by M. A. Welborn, JP. It is a possibility the date of 1859 should be 1849 and could have been a transcription error. It is also believed John and Mary Ann were both born in KY, but this fact has not been proved.

Date: 8 September 1997

Name: Tricia Jones 
Seeking anyone researching the the name PIERSON. John C PIERSON b Sept 1834 in Ohio married Sarah (name unknown) b Jul 1833 in Penn. They were married in 1858 in Ohio. John & Sarah had six children of which only one (Chester Leroy) was alive in 1900. Chester was born in Aug 1859. In 1878 Chester married Carrie Ellen WINTERS, daughter of George & Amada WINTERS in Dekalb County. In 1900 John & Sarah were living with their son Chester & his family in Grant, Dekalb County. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of the PIERSON's or WINTERS.

Date: 5 September 1997

Name: Jean Scarlott 
Seeking info on William SCARLOTT 1825-1907 and wife Elizabeth (NOBLE) listed 1870 census DeKalb Co. Children; Sabrina Jane married James FRENCH, Sarah Eleanor married Thomas BUTLER, Isaac B. married ?Mary NICHOLS. Will share what info I have on these families.

Date: 29 August 1997

I am looking for the Rev. George TAYLOR family. His spouse was Matida (ROBERTS) TAYLOR born 9/6/1824 and died 9/3/1905. They had five children: Mrs. Dr. ASBURY,Robert, Sadie, Oliver and George. They came to MO from OH April 1865. They may have moved to DeKalb Co. in November of 1865. Their grand children were Emory, Daisy, and Pansy TAYLOR. They were Methodists. Any help would be appreciated.

Date: 29 August 1997

Looking for information on my great Aunt; Sarah Jane BLACKBURN, born cs. 1868. She married E. M. HAMMER on 26 Dec. 1886 in Andrew Co. Missouri. She may have moved to DeKalb County or maybe into Kansas. I have no further leads at this time. Any information on these family members would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 29 August 1997

Name: Wynell Simpson 
I would like to hear from anyone working on the early WILHELM family of Dekalb county and Stone county and Schuyler county MO.

Date: 25 August 1997

Name: Robert M. Roland
Chester and Caroline HEINER, were my gggrandparents. Their daughter Mary and Silas Humphrey ROLAND, were my ggrandparents. Looking for the marriage of Mary and Silas.

Date: 25 August 1997

Name: Billye D. Jackson"
Looking for a RUSSELL family. They might be of DeKalb County, but because Photographers of the period traveled around taking pictures, they may not have been here. The photographer is from Maysville, DeKalb Co. Definitely, it is unknown where these folks might have lived.

I have come across a collection of photos in a sale. I'd like to make an attempt to locate family before the collection goes to a dealer for sale. I have extracted all tidbits from them, and present this to you in case you can help indentify possible family members who might want to know of them.

First, there is a personal letter dated 13 October 1942, from "E.L.H.", who mentions sending a letter to Box 173, and mentions "Louise", of that address, no further address. It mentions that the writer has a Marine, and an 18 year old. Can't determine the gender of the author. Identified picture 3 people, woman, mother? of boy and girl, about teenager's. On back, it reads "Stella Russell, Amity, MO". Amity is not on my MO. atlas, and possibly is extinct.

The balance of the photos are all about pre 1900, or thereabouts, giving these photographers, or towns:

Subject: Photographer: Location on photo of photog:
young girl, about 6 Morgan, photog. Maysville, MO
young boy, 8? and baby Morgan, photog. Maysville, MO
baby Roberts, photog Stewartsville, MO
baby Miller, photog 813 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO
Adult male, 40's Photograph given Free on account of buying a pair of Shoes at Condon's Store Oswego, KS
adult male, early 20's, or bit younger Photograph given Free on account of buying a pair of Shoes at Condon's Store Oswego, KS
baby, about 1yr R.A. Marivn Olathe, KS
Young adult male, 20's E. R. Rose, Photog. South Commercial St., Oswego, KS
Baby J.E. SMoot, photog Collinsville, I-T
Baby Cretor's Studio photog.
Baby, two photos W. B. Rich 712 Centre?

One picture of a house, family standing in front: looks like mother, about 50's; daughter, her husband, two children boy and girl, and another son, of the older mother facing the opposite direction, who looks to be in his 20's. So does daughter, mother of the two children. The house is large, single story, and may have some sort of printing on the door, possibly it is a business at home? All family is lined up out front. Other nearby houses indicate it is in a town. The house has brick corner posts on the porch, about half way up. There is a sidewalk in front. Clothing is late 1880's-1900? maybe.

Looks like the family was in Olathe, Johnson, Ks; Oswego, Labette, KS; Stewartsville, & and St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO; and Maysville, DeKalb Co., MO.

That's not much to go on, but I hope someone knows enough about their family movements to think this might be their family. The only concrete thing is the Stella Russell name, the initials E.L.H. person; and KS & MO residences. I hope someone can identify and claim these photos of their family. Time is of the essence, I have them only to try and locate family online, before they get sold.

Date: 12 August 1997

Name: Mary Blackburn 
I am searching for information about my Great-grandparents, John Martin and Malinda (or Matilda) BLACKBURN. John M. was listed on the 1900 census for MO in DeKalb County along with his youngest daughter; Ora M. There could have been other children in the area that were already gone from home. Some of the other children's names were: Ara A. Eliza, Ira R., Mary E., and Luella or Lou Etta. As my great-grandmother; Malinda was not listed on the 1900 census, I think she may have already died; maybe around the time Ora M. was born in 1882. Prior to living in DeKalb County, (around Union Star Village), the family lived in Andrew County. Any information regarding this family would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 8 August 1997

Name: Allen Gray 
Nathan B. FALES and his family were living in Grand River Township, De Kalb Co., Missouri when the 1870 U.S. Census was taken. Looking for information about this family. Are any descendants living in the area today?

Date: 4 August 1997

Name: Linda Nixon 
Seeking any descendants of Mary Ann (BETNER) and Edward SPARKS 1836-1933 who lived in Maysville and are buried in the Fairport Cemetery there.

Date: 4 August 1997

Name: Tuleta Owens Gilchrist 
Request more info re: OWENS & BEST This is what I know: my father, John Bernard (Pat) OWENS (Jan 13, 1918-Apr 21, 1979) & my grandfather, John Best OWENS, Jr. July 11, 1881-Feb 9. 1972) were born in DeKalb Co MO. My G-Grprts, John Brooks OWENS m. Ethleen BEST and lived N. of Fairport for a number of years. They are buried in Berlin Cemetery. They were parents to:
John Best OWENS m. Ettie Mae Gault Nannie OWENS m. John Ed Campbell Boone OWENS m. Ona _______ parents of Luther, Leta Thornton, Lillian Bradford Robert Cross OWENS m. Tillie _______ parents of John William (Dub) OWENS Clay OWENS m. Alma Kester parents of Carl, Lois Boulting, Grace Boulting, Mildred
2nd g-grandparents are
John Burns OWENS m. Nancy THORP married in Clay Co Mo in 1834.
I know that he died after being kicked in head by his own horse but not where either of them are buried or any of their children except John Brooks OWENS
2nd g-grandparents are
Howard Boone BEST m. Rebecca MCCAMMON
All I know is their names. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: 25 July 1997

Name: Laurie Henry 
I have a marriage license that lists an Orbie HENRY born in Missouri abt 1860. He was a carpenter. After doing a search of Missouri Pioneers only one HENRY was listed...Simon HENRY (wife Nancy Guinn) of "BK" county. I am trying to find out if they are the parents of Orbie HENRY. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: 9 July 1997

Name: Shanna Davis
Looking for information on the family of John Frederick HIGH (b: May 03, 1823 in VA, d: 10/06/1907 in Santa Rosa MO). He married Margaret E. LUDWICK (b: Sept 05, 1829 VA d: 01/06/1905 in DeKalb County MO). They moved from Hancock County Illinois to DeKalb County Missouri sometime in the 1870's. On October 14, 1886, their son Amos High married Martha MANN who was the daughter of David and Dicey Mann. Would like to trade information with anyone who has a connection to this family.

Date: 8 July 1997

Name: Margaret Murphy
My GGrandfather & GGrandmother, William & Mary (Gannon) MURPHY came from Wicklow and Dublin, Ireland respectively, to Brooklyn, New York where they were married (I have the priest's name) in a Catholic ceremony in 1860-61. They came to Dekalb County, settled in Stewartsville where he worked for the Hannibal St. Joseph RR (on the section). My grandfather, James was born January 19, 1870, and his sister Margaret (Maggie) was born May, 1871. He also worked for the Rock Island RR and CB&Q, which later became Burlington. He worked in several other areas: Meersville, Lineville, (Iowa), Halls Station, Winthrop, Corning, Flatbush (?), Bolchow, Craig, Maryville and Bolchow. James followed in his footsteps, working for CB&Q and Burlington. James eventually settled in St. Joseph. I'm not sure if his parents did. He married Ada (Fickel) in Marysville, Nodaway County at his parent's home on October 1, 1893. My father Lawrence Leslie (born May 15, 1916 in St. Joseph) was the next to the last of 7 children (I have their names, etc.) and placed in a Catholic orphanage when he was 7 (abt 1923). The bulk of this information was given to my father in 1945, a few months before James passed away. His mother passed away in 1961. I am looking for all of the vital records on these people (birth & death certificates, batismal records, including information on the RR, the orphanage, Sister's School, Christian Brother's Commercial College, family contacts, cemetery, deeds, wills, church affiliation, everything!